ACSAH provides specialized training and certification programs to assist both managers and providers of non medical in home care services to enable them to perform their roles using industry best practices in order to provide the highest possible level of care to the senior population.
ACSAH training and certification's include the following categories:
Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)
The dynamic, interactive CHHA Training and Certification Program provide hours of high-quality training in essential caregiving, communication and professional skills.
With a thoroughly researched, well-organized curriculum, workpapers, DVDs and other support materials, the CHHA Training Program is a complete ready-to-go package that makes it easy to train critically-needed personal and home care workers in all the skills they need.
The program is written at a 5th-grade literacy level. Designed according to principles of adult learning theory, the program utilizes a variety of learning modalities to maximize students' understanding and retention of material.
The curriculum includes modules on:
Roles and responsibilities of a personal care attendant
Caring for the elderly and disabled
Moving and positioning someone in bed and in/out a wheel chair
Active range of motion exercises
How to recognize and prevent pressure ulcers
Proper body mechanics for the caregiver and care recipient
Infection control and bloodborne pathogens
Personal care (grooming, hygiene, etc)
Tub baths and showers
Assisting with medications
Safe wheelchair use
Reducing personal stress
Elder abuse and neglect
Specific diseases, including: early to mid and mid to late stage Alzheimers disease, arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and aphasia, depression, Parkinson's, ALS, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury
Certified Senior Care Manager (CSCM)
The Certified Senior Care Manager (CSCM) Training and Certification Program offers all of the above noted CHHA training in addition to the following categories directed specifically at managing and operating a non medical home care agency:
Home Care Policies and Procedures/Legal Documentation
Marketing and Business Development
Staffing and Caregiver Placement at Client Home
Client Intake and Assessments
Client Service and Maintenance - Focus on Quality Care Outcomes
Payroll and Quickbooks
Technology Support and Website Editing
Veterans Aid Benefit Consultant
Percentage of care providers who said their CSCM certification helped their profession: